Mvuu Lodge, Liwonde, Malawi

Mvuu Lodge is a Classic Camp

Mvuu means 'hippo' – a place afloat on the Shire River

Mvuu Lodge nestles discreetly on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River on the western boundary of the wildlife-rich Liwonde National Park. The main lounge building is set high above the water for long views up-river. Accommodation comprises eight tents for a maximum of 16 guests, each with en-suite bathroom facilities and a private viewing platform looking out on the lagoon. Lodge facilities include a dining room, pub, lounge area, wildlife library and a swimming pool.


  • The Shire and its floodplains draw all manner of animals to feed and drink
  • Incredible opportunities to track rhino… or see amazing birds
  • Mvuu means ‘hippo’ in Tonga, an appropriate name considering their numbers in the Shire River
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Some things to do at Mvuu Lodge

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Take a River Safari down the Shire River for high hippo numbers, magical birds and other wildlife.

  • Enjoy morning and afternoon-evening game drives with knowledgeable guides showing you the wonders of Liwonde.

  • Embark on a morning nature walk to get more in touch with your senses and with Africa.

Latest News From Mvuu Lodge

  • Mvuu Lodge – June 2014
    Jun 30, 2014

    Great sightings of serval and civet at Mvuu, not to mention excellent birding as usual…

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  • Mvuu Lodge and Camp - January 2014
    Jan 31, 2014

    A birder’s paradise, with the highlight of the month a pair of African pittas spotted in the Ntangai Thicket!

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  • Mvuu Camp and Mvuu Lodge - August 2013
    Sep 16, 2013

    Large breeding herds of elephant have been seen feeding along the river, but moving into the riverine forest as soon as it gets hot. In addition to these herds, we have also enjoyed sightings of lone bulls and even some bachelor herds.

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ As one of the final legs of our family vacation to Africa, Mvuu Lodge was one of the highlights. Situated deep within the beautiful park itself, the Mvuu Lodge offers luxury entwined with the nature that surrounds it. ”
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Reviewed by: Hannahrose44, 2013.08.12